I’m so excited to be offering holiday mini sessions at Hartwood Acres on October 18th between 2 and 4 p.m. We’ll be shooting just outside the mansion and I’ll have a few fun props to add some holiday cheer. The sessions are 20-minutes long and include three digital files and a set of 25 holiday cards! It’s a great way to save on portraits for your family, plus you can check off the holiday cards early this year! Sessions are limited and require a signed contract and a $150 fee session fee (plus sales tax).
An online proofing gallery will be e-mailed to you within one week from your mini session and will remain active for one month. Selections must be made by November 10th to ensure delivery of your holiday cards by December 1st.
Also, if you book your holiday mini session before October 10th, you will receive three additional retouched digital files, for a total of six! Please call or email me to book your mini session now!
Meet Baby Arianna, a little sweetheart who fell asleep during her session and made my job so much fun! I photographed her parents for their maternity session just a month earlier.
Have you heard the phrase “like shooting fish in a barrel”? That’s how I’d describe this session.
Her mom found alphabet blocks with Hebrew characters so that she could spell her name.
Here she is in her crib. These images are great to give a sense of scale so after she’s a few months old, it’s nice to see how tiny she once was.
She even slept while her dog, Max, was looking over her.
And here’s a brief moment where she woke up while her mama was preparing her a bottle. Look at those bright eyes!
And here’s a shot with her mama.
And one with her dada.
And the whole family!
Congratulations to Ronnie and Brad! What a beautiful family you have!
When it comes to spending time away from my main job as a mama, there are few things I enjoy more than photographing growing families. This in-home session with Ronnie and Brad was no exception, because I love to document the time before a baby arrives. I feel like you can see all of the hopes and dreams in the eyes of expectant parents.
It’s fun to see all of the details they pull together to celebrate their baby on the way!
This photo above reminds me of a sonogram image because of the pattern of white surrounding them as they sit in the corner of this window seat. If it’s just me, I chalk it up to staring at the images as I was narrowing down my choices to share in this post.
If you’re a dog owner, then you know that no session is complete without a shot of the fuzzy child with four legs.
Isn’t she glowing?
And here’s one last detail that I just can’t resist sharing – daddy serenading his baby.
Photos of their sweet baby girl are up next!
Last month, I had the pleasure of photographing mini sessions as part of a mom’s pampering event for World Breastfeeding Week at A Mother’s Boutique in Wexford. This is a great event and I recommend watching out for it next summer if you or someone you know is nursing. A Mother’s Boutique really put on a nice event and there were tons of moms and babies there so it was a busy afternoon! Here are just a few favorites from the event.
This little cutie actually picked a clover flower from the grass and then tickled his mom with it when she was holding him. Can it get any cuter?
Love the face this little one is making!
Gosh, these moms and their babies are adorable. It was such a great day!
If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer, I’d love to hear from you! I’ll be offering mini sessions again in October. Please click here to subscribe to my e-newsletter to find out more. Thanks!
Meet Baby Wesley, also known as their little Smurf by his adoring mom and dad. I had the pleasure of photographing their maternity session too. I just loved photographing Megan and Rick on their farm and their newborn session with Wesley was no different. We even got outside for a few family portraits with his extended family! But my favorite images from this session are by far the lifestyle images that mostly took place on the bed in their bedroom. I’ll get to those in a bit, but for now, meet this precious little guy!
We started out focusing on Wesley with a few accessories and some minimal props and we found out that Wesley preferred his mama and dada’s arms. So we took breaks so that they could soothe him in order to get some of the essential shots we were after. This one below is one of Rick soothing Wesley to sleep and it happens to be a favorite.
And once he was out, he slept quite peacefully, so much so that we could even place him in this vintage bath basin from Megan’s family.
And here’s where I started to fall in love with this session – Megan swaddled Wesley and sat on the edge of her bed in the soft natural light.
Then Rick joined her and they scooted back toward the headboard where the window light was glowing.
And here’s my all-time favorite of the three of them. They actually chose this for a framed print and I’m so excited to put it together.
And here’s a sweet pose that I don’t often think of, but Megan suggested it and I’m so glad she did!
Congratulations, Megan and Rick! Wesley is precious and it’s such an honor to photograph your family! Blessings to you!